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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Trauma or not?: If it was from trauma i.e. You dropped a brick on it causing a black nail..You will eventually get it back, with a new nail of course. If no trauma at ... Read More
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See a podiatrist: If you injured the toenail and it is now black, it is probabley from blood under the toenail. If it is painful, you should have the blood drained. I ... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
You need to : Determine if it is dried blood i.E subugual hematoma versus something more dangerous like a melanoma...
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
No pain: If stable nailed with no pain or swelling common injury with running. Monitor with ice elevation and possible wider toe box running shoe or orthotic.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
36 years experience Dentistry
See PCP ASAP: Dark lines beneath the nail should be investigated as soon as possible. They are sometimes caused by melanoma, the most dangerous type of skin cancer.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Could be fungus: Could be dried blood....Need to really see it to make diagnosis...Visit a doc.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Reed
23 years experience Podiatry
Sometimes. : Sometimes the darkness is a result of mold in addition to fungus. You may need a pill to get rid of the darkness. If its been there for a very long ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
22 years experience Podiatry
It can contribute: Pain thinner directly would not cause the discoloration but thinning out of the nail plate due to the chemicals could cause the toenails to become vul ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
From injury???: You can just leave it alone and sooner or later it will just come off on it's own. A new nail will grow in. If it hurts, have it removed by a podiatri ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Toenail: If you have recently stubbed the toe or dropped something on it, that could be old blood under the nail. Fungus can grow under a nail and give a black ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Needs to be : Seen in person. It could be something benign like a bruise or blood under the nail, it could be fungus, though something like subungual melanoma needs ... Read More
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